The battle over whether horse slaughter facilities in New Mexico and Missouri may begin operating continues being waged in New Mexico Federal Courts. Learn more about the decision issued by District of New Mexico Judge…more
For many cattle producers, business is conducted upon a handshake. It is important, however, that leases for grazing and for livestock be reduced to writing to ensure that both parties are protected in the event of a dispute. …more
Under Texas law, a lessee who plants crops on the leased property may have a right to enter the property to harvest the crops even after the termination of the lease if the doctrine of emblements is applicable. Learn more about…more
Learn more about the major issues currently going on in Texas related to surface water. This article was initially published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog at http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw…more
This article outlines the basics of surface water law in Texas.
*This was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog at http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw …more
The Eighth Circuit upheld an injunction issued in favor of a 4-H member against the South Dakota State Extension Service to allow her to continue participating in livestock shows. The Court found that she would likely be…more
Learn more about a lawsuit between the states regarding the waters of the Rio Grande River that is creating serious controversy between the two states and may be decided by the United States Supreme Court.
This article is…more
Devon Energy Corporation has filed an application for interlocutory appeal with the New Mexico Court of Appeals. If accepted, the Court of Appeals will likely determine whether New Mexico recognizes the "Marketable Condition…more
A recent Texas appellate court decision outlines the mechanics of a "most favored nations clause" in an oil and gas lease. These clauses require that a mineral lessor treat the lessee as well as any other lessee in a defined…more
The Tyler Court of Appeals recently upheld a jury verdict that deemed the Texas Right to Farm Act inapplicable in a case involving the use of a propane cannon. The jury found insufficient evidence that the farmer's use of the…more
The Texas Supreme Court's ruling in Bragg makes clear that, at least in some circumstances, a groundwater conservation district's denial or limitation of a permit seeking to pump groundwater for irrigation can constitute a Penn…more
In Texas, surface owners are often surprised to learn that mineral owners who lease the mineral rights to an oil company grant that company the right to various uses of the surface estate. In these situations, the surface…more
This article discusses the history of the American Quarter Horse Association's ban on the registration of cloned horses, the litigation filed to overturn the ban, the arguments of the parties, the jury verdict against the AQHA,…more
A federal jury in Amarillo recently found that the American Quarter Horse Association's rule that bans registration of cloned horses or their offspring violates both state and federal antitrust laws. The AQHA, which is the…more
This article outlines the ongoing battle between the United States and Mexico related to the 1944 Treaty of the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande. In the midst of the worst drought…more
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